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5 things to know about the TOMATO

July 12, 2014

 
 
 
 

1. Cooked  tomatoes are better for you than raw ones: the heat causes more of the antioxidant properties to be released.

 

2. Don’t store tomatoes in the fridge!The cold damages their delicate cell membranes. Instead leave at room temperature and to keep them from rotting to quickly – put them stem down.

 

3. The leaves of tomato plant can actually add a vibrant “fresh tomatoaroma” to pasta sauces.e  Use like fresh basil.

 

4. Eating cooked tomatoes may act as a kind of internal sunscreen.  They help block UV rays, but don’t toss the sunscreen, tomatoes are only a supplement not a replacement.

 

5. When tomatoes arrived in Italy in the mid-1500’s they were originally grown not to eat but for a garden decoration.

 

(Glad that idea didn’t last, aren’t you?)

8 responses

  1. Reblogged this on Akka's Natures Way+living.

    July 14, 2014 at 4:31 am

  2. Make that 6 things…”you cant have a B.L.T. without them…” and 7 things “Italians would probably shrivel up and waste away without them”…😉

    July 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    • SEREPENDETY FARM!!! Nice to see you😀 You are lucky to have some jungle in your backyard where the tomatoes can grow under the trees or claiming up the trees even in the winter….As you know it is real winter here Out West N.S.W. and my cherries tomatoes still going okay under the lemon and tangelo trees😀

      July 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      • Yeah…our tomatoes shuffled off early in the season and my yacon just gave up the ghost last week. Starting to think about next seasons tomatoes and won’t be trying to grow gross lisse this year as our season isn’t long enough and I don’t like green tomatoes as a rule😉. Lucky sods still having cherry tomatoes but I really don’t envy you guys your summers😉

        July 17, 2014 at 12:03 am

  3. I am glad to hear cooked tomatoes are better for you than raw ones. It is odd but I can’t eat raw tomatoes for some reason – I get an upset stomach and sometimes a rash. But I can eat plenty of cooked tomatoes.

    August 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    • 😀 ..”Tammy Blyden”….Get in to it….They sure good 4 you
      Cheers and thanks for the visit.

      August 5, 2014 at 5:25 am

  4. Gloria

    If you’ve never had a “fried green tomato” you don’t know what your missing. I try to avoid fried food, but…..fried green toms (big ones) with a little bit of bread crumbs, salt, pepper and of course mayonnaise. Is an eating experience you shouldn’t miss in your life time. It’s a sandwich. I figure portabello mushroom sandwiches might be the same pleasure. This is crazy but I also remember being young and poor eating a cold “lentil bean” sandwich with mayo and loving it. Call me weird and crazy but try these some day.

    September 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    • Thank you ” Gloria “…No I never fried or grilled green tomatoes, only rape and in season , with eggs onions , sat & pepper .😀 I am from Down Under mate😉 …. But every year, I give my surplus of green tomatoes ( At least 4 full shopping bags ), to an old lady a neighbor of mine, and she makes the best ever tasting GREEN TOMATOES CHUTNEY……..Same thing like you mentioned , just she adds some vinegar, cinnamon and sugar for that flavor boost.
      Taste great and I LOVE IT.
      Cheers and have fun….I LOVE TOMATOES ALSO😀

      September 4, 2014 at 4:26 am

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